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As We Said: Insects the Nouvelle Cuisine – UN

As We Said: Insects the Nouvelle Cuisine – UN

Toulouse-based French entrepreneurs have been way ahead of the game in developing and marketing haute cuisine insect menus for discerning gourmets and now their efforts have been given official UN endorsement (or almost).   As first reported here Some Red with your Grilled Water Scorpions? and here France’s First Farm Food Drive-In is in Bordeaux,  Toulouse-based entrepreneurs such […]

Caveat Emptor – A French Foodies Horror Movie

Caveat Emptor –  A French Foodies Horror Movie

Will French chefs join the Food Resistance — still offering real bistro-cooked menus — or does famine await French foodies faced by the inexorable rise of microwaved pseudo-cuisine? TV5Monde has just screened a repeat of a 55-minute documentary, made in 2012 by Rémi Delescluse, which reveals the alarming pace at which industrialized processed food is taking over in […]

The Disappearing “Pause Déjeuner”

The Disappearing “Pause Déjeuner”

La pause déjeuner has always been a veritable sacré moment in every Frenchman and Frenchwoman’s day. American writer Jamie Schler explains how her French family hooked her on an endangered ritual she greatly cherishes.     I was introduced to and initiated into this ritual before I married into a French family; every day at […]

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